About Dr. Colleen
Since 2012, Dr. Colleen has taken a special interest in stress and mental-health as they pertain to her patients' physical concerns and uses a trauma-informed approach to help her patients achieve the highest standard of health. She helps her patients with a range of diagnoses ranging from digestive issues, hormone imbalances and cardiovascular disease address the underlying reasons for their disease and return to wellness.
If you deal with any other following conditions, Dr. Colleen can help you on your path to optimal health:
- high blood pressure
- autoimmune disease
- insomnia/difficulty sleeping
- digestive conditions including
reflux, crohn's, colitis and IBS
- high cholesterol
- low libido
- skin conditions including
rosacea, acne, psoriasis and eczema
Main tests that Dr. Colleen can order:
1) Standard screening blood work for assessing cholesterol, iron deficiency, thyroid function, cardiovascular risk, liver function, diabetes, kidney function
3) Virology testing for chronic viral infections
4) Food Sensitivity Testing to determine food sensitivities
Botanical medicine uses plants for their healing and nutritional values. The flowers, roots, leaves or oils of a plant may be used in the remedy and therapy may take the form of teas, tinctures, ointments, essential oils and supplements. Botanical medicines are carefully selected to address your physiologic needs.
IMS involves the insertion of fine acupuncture type needles into the body where muscles have shortened or contracted causing pain. Through insertion of needles into these trigger points, muscles relax allowing the healing process to ensue.
IMS treatment is best suited to treat soft tissue pain including migraines, tension headaches, neck/back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, tendonitis and more.
Mental attitudes and emotions are important elements in overall health. Dr. Colleen focuses on helping her patients optimize sleep, cope more effectively with stress, optimize their exercise regime and discover their passions as a foundation to good health.
Mind/Body Medicine refers to the ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors together can directly affect health. Dr. Colleen uses her background in psychology to help her patients understand and work through the mental-emotional roots of their physical complaints. Dr. Colleen has a special interest in helping her patients work through a history of trauma and/or abuse as a key element to helping them achieve optimal health.
Nutrition is a pillar to optimal health. Dr. Colleen creates a diet that is optimal for her patients' health needs. Dr. Colleen takes into account your genetics, testing for nutrient deficiencies and isolating and removing allergenic foods, when determining the most appropriate diet for each person.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to diagnose, prevent and treat illness for thousands of years. It is a unique system of medicine based on the detailed observation of bodily functions, signs and symptoms. Through the application of acupuncture, acupressure, diet, massage and medicinal herbs, the physical and energy processes of the body to realign and balance the body systems.
My ultimate goal as a Naturopathic Doctor is to provide comprehensive and individualized healthcare, to address your wellness needs, with a special focus in helping her patients understand and address the psycho-spiritual and emotional factors pertinent to their illness.
The goal: to figure out what is at the heart of your disease.